Trump’s long-running feud with McCain has roots in the early days of the 2016 presidential race.
The ailing Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has reportedly barred U.S. President Donald Trump from attending his funeral when he dies.The New York Times reported on Saturday.
The senator who has brain cancer, is organising his funeral and close associates have reportedly told the White House that Trump would not be invited.
The senator who criticized Trump for disparaging Mexican immigrants in the June 2015 speech in which the president declared his candidacy said, his funeral ceremony would be held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
McCain is seen as one of the most respected U.S. politicians, who enjoys a cross-party goodwill among politicians recent received the visit of former Vice President Joe Biden and former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, have been visiting McCain at his Arizona ranch and a nearby hospital in recent weeks.
Trump called McCain “incompetent” and dismissed his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam few weeks ago.
“He’s not a war hero. He’s not a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured,” Trump told an Iowa crowd.
McCain, for his part, has frequently called out the president, and apparently makes his case against Trump and his vision of America in his final memoir, which comes out later this month.
Trump did not attend the recent funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston, Texas, in order “to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service,” the White House said last month. First lady Melania Trump attended the service instead, along with former Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and former first lady Hillary Clinton.
Meghan McCain tweeted Friday that she was heading home to Arizona “to be with my family” and plans to return to her job on “The View” on Tuesday. She added, “Thank you all again for your prayers, patience, understanding and compassion during this time. It means the world to me and my entire family.”